HOW TO BUILD INTIMACY IN YOUR MARRIAGE

HOW TO BUILD INTIMACY IN YOUR MARRIAGE

Friend, I so hope you are aware that Intimacy isn’t just about having sex…. It’s so much more than that. Connecting with your partner on a psychological and emotional level is just as important as being sexually intimate with your partner. Closeness with your partner is intimacy at it’s most basic level and it’s always what you need to focus on, if sexual intimacy is a challenge.

Craig and I have been married since 2004 and have navigated raising kids in a challenging blended family situation. He traveled for business much of our marriage and now we’re on the other side of it all as our 5 kids are now adults. 4 of them living in another state. We’re almost empty nesters and have so much we’d like to share with you about navigating intimacy with your partner.

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HOW TO BEAT THE BUSY OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

HOW TO BEAT THE BUSY OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and lose sight of everything joyful and wonderful that is right in front of us.

Can you relate?

In this morning's Mondays with Meg live video, Rosemary Radford of Garden Key Co. and I chat very honestly about what it really looks like to Let Your Heart Be Light in the midst of ll the busy and all of the emotions we’re faced with toward the end of the year.

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HOW TO STOP CHRONIC BURNOUT FOR GOOD

HOW TO STOP CHRONIC BURNOUT FOR GOOD

BURNOUT is a state of chronic stress that leads to: physical and emotional exhaustion, cynicism and detachment, [and] feelings of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment.

Oh friend…. Lets read that again:

  • Chronic stress

  • physical and emotional exhaustion

  • cynicism and detachment

  • feelings of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment. 

No one wants to feel that way… am I right?

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TAKE THE SELF CARE CHALLENGE WITH BOHO BERRY

TAKE THE SELF CARE CHALLENGE WITH BOHO BERRY

I know it can be challenging.... I know it can feel uncomfortable.... I know it can be hard to change this habit.

...but I promise that if you just begin THIS WEEK to make this a priority to even just give yourself as little as 15 minutes devoted entirely to filling yourself back up, you will get the momentum started to begin to make this a new habit.

And I want that so much for you (and your loves) because you are soooooo WORTH IT!

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THE BEST WAY TO COPE WITH REJECTION

THE BEST WAY TO COPE WITH REJECTION

To dream, dare and live authentically also means that we are almost guaranteed to have some rejection and criticism happen in our lives. I might even argue that if it doesn’t happen, then maybe you’re not daring and dreaming large enough!

Learning to move through the emotions attached to rejection/criticism is the key to success, and here are a few strategies to give you a healthier and better way to process it:

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BUILD YOUR RESERVES

BUILD YOUR RESERVES

Having reserves reduces stress. Reserves of what? Reserves of EVERYTHING! My stress is lowered when I know I have reserves of intangibles, like energy, and reserves of tangibles, like gasoline. Whenever the orange fuel light pops on in my dashboard, my eyes flip down to the lower right side of the dash and there it is, that little orange fuel light that says I better stop soon. If you’re like my kids, you’re thinking, “Yeah, so?” They can drive for days with their fuel light on. My tendency is to want to pull over to the first station I see to maintain my reserves. Running out of gas would not be the end of the world, but it would be a big hassle I’d like to avoid…. And it’s relatively easy to avoid: just stop and refuel.

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